Stranger tells Glenn Yong his TikToks are ‘cringing’, celeb urges audiences to ‘spread love, not hate’ – Mothership.SG
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With more public events these days, people have more opportunities to connect with celebrities in Singapore.
Singaporean actor Glenn Yong’s experience with someone who approached him, however, was not so great.
The ‘Ah Girls Go Army’ (AGGA) star shared her “rude” encounter on Oct. 15 via Instagram Stories.
Yong said he was at a birthday party and was introduced to people from another table when someone approached him and said out loud, “Hey, you’re the Glenn Yong, right? I saw you on TikTok, your videos really make your teeth cringe.”
The person apparently added that the AGGA movie was “[very] cringe” and the live singing of the theme song by the actors was “really goofy”.
While Yong added a disclaimer saying he was okay with criticism and constructive feedback, he found the person involved in the incident mentioned above to be “utterly rude.”
“It’s the first time I’ve met you. I don’t even introduce you and you say that to my (sic) face. It doesn’t matter if I’m a celebrity or not. You don’t talk like that to people. Especially someone ‘one you just met for the first time.
He also said the incident made him realize that it’s people like them that make other people afraid to “speak up”.
“If you don’t like it, then don’t watch and scroll,” he said.
He urged the public to “spread love, not hate”.
Haters make fun of fans
In a second Instagram story, Yong shared that there had been some “haters” making fun of his fans, apparently insinuating that they “thought [they] K-pop”.
For context, her fans have appeared at events like the recent Lancôme and Cartier event to support their idol.
To celebrate his 26th birthday, Yong’s fan club commissioned a billboard at City Hall subway station.
Addressing the hate, he said: “When people don’t support local, you all shit on local artists. Now we have people supporting local artists, you all start shit on them too.”
He also recognized that you can never please everyone and be kind to the people around you.
In a note to his fans, he said:
“To my fans, I appreciate you so much and hope you aren’t too affected by the nasty comments. I love you.”
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Top image from @glennyqh on Instagram.